LOR to Berkeley or not?

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drawstring
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LOR to Berkeley or not?

Postby drawstring » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:43 pm

LOR are optional for Berkeley. I've got two but I'm unaware of the content of those letters, meaning that I don't know how well written they are.

Given this, is it better to not send LOR to Berkeley, eliminating the chance the letters impair my application, or should I send them in? Does it matter?

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Re: LOR to Berkeley or not?

Postby Happy Gilmore » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:15 pm

drawstring wrote:LOR are optional for Berkeley. I've got two but I'm unaware of the content of those letters, meaning that I don't know how well written they are.

Given this, is it better to not send LOR to Berkeley, eliminating the chance the letters impair my application, or should I send them in? Does it matter?


I assume just send them, I think it would look bad if you sent zero. But I know nothing about berkeley, sent mine though.

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Re: LOR to Berkeley or not?

Postby Ti Malice » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:14 pm

You're not getting into Boalt without submitting LORs.

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Re: LOR to Berkeley or not?

Postby drawstring » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:29 pm

Thanks for the responses HG and Ti!

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Re: LOR to Berkeley or not?

Postby ScottRiqui » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:48 pm

As long as the LoRs are generally positive, I don't think that submitting them could hurt you. But if I were an adcomm, receiving an application with no LoRs would make me wonder if the applicant was such a social misfit that s/he couldn't even find one person from their academic/work background willing to say nice things about them.




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